Former Casper doctor faces April trial in opioid case
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A former Wyoming and Arizona physician faces trial next April in a prescription drug conspiracy that prosecutors say included the overdose death of an Arizona woman.
Wyoming political robocall ban ruled unconstitutional
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled unconstitutional a Wyoming law that bans the use of robocalls by political organizations.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the ruling was handed down Monday in U.S. District Court in Cheyenne by Judge Alan Johnson.
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Fulbright grant information panel and discussion to be held April 27
POCATELLO – Idaho State University will host a Fulbright grant panel and discussion on April 27 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Clearwater Room.
This event will allow interested applicants to get information and insight into this program from advisors and 2017 ISU applicants.
The Fulbright Grant is a U.S. student program that offers research, study and teaching opportunities in more than 140 countries. This grant is open to graduating seniors, graduate students, faculty and alumni.
Woodland Hills Superintendent Alan Johnson will leave his post at the end of this school year.
"I've had seven wonderful years at Woodland Hills School District — it's been the greatest honor of my life to have been the superintendent there," Johnson said by phone around 10 p.m. Wednesday.
"But I think the school district needs a new start," continued Johnson, "and I think by my stepping down and retiring they can do that. I wish them nothing but the best."
The San Jacinto County Clerk's Office issued marriage licenses to the following people during the months of December 2017 through February 2018:
- John Leon Rutledge Jr. and Mingli Shannon
- Ronald Luke Orlando and Rita Christine Raney
- Justin Ray Barrett and Crystal Elanine Lawson
- Jance Leonard Tyler Jones and Jamie Denise Ortego
- Mark Oren Hammond and Megan Nicole Olson
- Joshua Andrew Flinchum and Jeanette Taylor Kelley
Wyoming psychologist sent to prison for health care fraud
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A federal judge wasn't influenced Monday by dozens of letters supporting a Wyoming psychologist who admitted to stealing money from Medicaid and ordered him to serve a three-year prison sentence and pay nearly $2.3 million in restitution.
U.S. District Judge Alan Johnson on Monday also imposed three years of supervised release after Gibson Condie, of Powell, serves his prison time for one count of health care fraud.
Classes resumed Tuesday at Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School with a moment of silence for two students fatally shot in separate incidents over the Thanksgiving break.
"To call it a tragic loss would be an understatement," Superintendent Alan Johnson said. "To have it happen twice in a couple days is something no school should have to deal with. But we deal with it by saying you have the right to grieve and right to cry and right to feel bad. It's not something you want to hold in."
High school football player shot and killed near Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Officials say a 16-year-old high school football player was shot and killed in suburban Pittsburgh overnight.
Allegheny County police say paramedics responding to a report of a shooting at 11 p.m. Monday found Jerame Turner suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital where he died.
A second 911 call led responders to another victim of the same shooting. The 13-year-old boy had a gunshot wound to his arm.
Brittany Force wins NHRA Top Fuel season title
POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Brittany Force became the NHRA's first female Top Fuel season champion since Shirley Muldowney in 1982 on Sunday in the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals.
Force, the daughter of 16-time Funny Car champion John Force, wrapped up the title in the quarterfinals and went on to win the event at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Force beat Shawn Langdon with a 3.668-second pass at 330.07 mph in the final for her fourth victory of the year.
Wyoming psychologist pleads guilty to health care fraud
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming psychologist pleaded guilty Friday to health care fraud in a plea agreement with federal prosecutors that calls for him to serve three years in prison and reimburse the state and federal government nearly $2.3 million.
Gibson Condie, 57, of Powell entered his plea before U.S. District Judge Alan Johnson, who ordered a presentence investigation and set sentencing for Jan. 8.
Former Wyoming nurse pleads not guilty to taking painkillers
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A former registered nurse at a hospital in Converse County has pleaded not guilty in federal court in Wyoming to charges of stealing narcotic painkillers.
Ryan Joseph Harris entered his plea last Friday before U.S. Magistrate Michael Shickich in Casper.
KTWO AM in Casper reports (http://bit.ly/2wvRv4V ) that a Dec. 4 trial date has been scheduled before U.S. District Court Judge Alan Johnson. Harris remains free on an unsecured $10,000 bond.
Troubled Pennsylvania school district to undergo audit
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania's auditor general says his office will audit a Pittsburgh area school district that's been plagued by controversy in the wake of several videos showing altercations between white school administrators and police and black students.
Man suspected of murdering Idaho woman found dead; authorities believe he killed himself
Anthony Alan Johnson, 30, the suspect in the apparent murder Wednesday of a Mountain Home woman, has killed himself, Elmore County Sheriff Mike Hollinshead said Friday.
Detectives searching for Johnson came across his body at about 12:05 p.m. Friday in a “very heavily wooded area” near the Meadows Mobile Home Park, the sheriff said. “It appears at this point that the suspect has taken his own life.”
Suspect in southwest Idaho killing found dead
MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (AP) — A man wanted in connection with the killing of a southwestern Idaho woman has been found dead.
Officials say the body of 30-year-old Anthony Alan Johnson was found Friday in a heavily wooded area near a mobile home park in Mountain Home.
Elmore County Sheriff Mike Hollinshead tells the Idaho Statesman (http://bit.ly/2ulUlJt) that it appears Johnson killed himself.
RED CLOUD, Neb. (AP) — A 26-year-old man has been accused of stealing cattle in southern Nebraska.
Court records say Austin Petr, of Blue Hill, is charged with theft in Webster County and, in Clay County, with seven counts of prohibited sale of livestock. His attorney didn't immediately return a call Thursday from The Associated Press.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a Blaine County woman who was convicted of killing her parents while still a teen in 2003.
Sarah Marie Johnson was sentenced to life without parole in 2005 for fatally shooting her father, 46-year-old Alan Johnson, and mother, 52-year-old Diane Johnson. At the time, prosecutors said Johnson killed her parents after fighting with them over her relationship with an older man.
NORTH BRADDOCK, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Pittsburgh school district is considering requiring school resource officers and security guards to wear body cameras while inside schools.
Officials at the Woodland Hills School District sad it still needs to secure funding and get input from the municipal police departments that contract officers to work in the schools.
Man gets 40 months in prison for Cheyenne robbery
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A 43-year-old man has been sentenced in U.S. District Court of Wyoming to 40 months in prison for robbing a credit union in Cheyenne last year.
Christopher D. Bandstra, Colorado transient, had earlier pleaded guilty to a single count of bank robbery.
U.S. District Judge Alan Johnson last week accepted a plea agreement in the case that includes five years of probation and more than $2,600 in restitution.
A judge on Friday dismissed the lawsuit that former City Councilman Craig Hedquist filed against the city and two officials, handing the city a major victory after three years of legal wrangling.
U.S. District Court Judge Alan Johnson granted the city's motions for summary judgement, deciding the case before it reached a jury.
"It's certainly nice to have a conclusion and even nicer to have this conclusion," City Manager V.H. McDonald said.
DA declines to charge principal recorded threatening teen
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Allegheny County District Attorney's office has declined to charge a western Pennsylvania high school principal whose threats toward a student were secretly recorded.
District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. sent a letter to Woodland Hills School District superintendent Alan Johnson last week that called Kevin Murray's actions "inappropriate."
Pavillion groundwater lawsuit set to go to trial
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — A lawsuit over potentially tainted groundwater outside Pavillion is set to go to trial after a judge denied an oil and gas company's request for summary judgment.
Jeff and Rhonda Locker have sued Encana Oil and Gas USA. They allege gas development near their property contaminated their groundwater. Encana denies the allegations.
State plans to tighten licensing for drug treatment centers
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — After federal investigators detailed allegations of abuse at South Florida drug treatment centers, state officials plan to tighten licensing standards for the industry, a newspaper reported Sunday.
Florida Department of Children and Families spokeswoman Jessica Sims told The Palm Beach Post (http://pbpo.st/2i5E4Ck ) that strengthening the regulations will help "prevent unscrupulous individuals from taking advantage of vulnerable individuals in the recovery process."
Boy Scout Troop 113, sponsored by Rome’s First United Methodist Church, presented the coveted Eagle Scout Award to Braden Rice Alford, William Collins Green, Vincent Alan Johnson, George Ronald Lataif, Joseph Castleman McDaniel and Reid Robertson Parker on Tuesday.
The Eagle Scout Award is the highest and most coveted rank of Scouting.
Boy Scout Troop 113, sponsored by Rome's First United Methodist Church, presented the coveted Eagle Scout Award to Braden Rice Alford, William Collins Green, Vincent Alan Johnson, George Ronald Lataif, Joseph Castleman McDaniel and Reid Robertson Parker on Tuesday.
The Eagle Scout Award is the highest and most coveted rank of Scouting.
Pennsylvania principal on leave after pupil records threats
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania high school principal has been placed on paid leave after a 14-year-old special education student produced a recording of threatening comments made by the principal, the district superintendent said Wednesday.
Woodland Hills High School Principal Kevin Murray can be heard saying he'll "punch you in the face" and "knock your ... teeth down your throat," according to the recording the teen's attorney first shared with KDKA-TV on Tuesday.
A Morrisville man charged with running over a group of bicyclists two weeks ago and then driving off had borrowed the car for a test drive, a neighbor said Monday.
"I was out here, and he walked by one afternoon and asked if the car was for sale and said he would like to buy it from me," Alan Johnson said of Christopher Moore.
Johnson said he allowed Moore to take his car for a drive. A few hours, later he got a visit from Cary police.
Historians find UO founder Matthew Deady held racist views
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — University of Oregon founding father Matthew Deady was a hard-bitten racist who never disavowed slavery but who shielded innocent and vulnerable Chinese immigrants from violent mobs, UO-commissioned experts have found in a report released Tuesday.
The three historians commissioned by the UO combed through historic documents to assess the racial views of Deady.
"He had a very complicated intellect that defies a simple summary," University of...
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The state of Wyoming can continue to seek the death penalty for a man convicted of the 1988 murder of a Montana woman, a federal judge has ruled.
U.S. District Judge Alan Johnson of Cheyenne ruled that Wyoming's failure to appoint lawyers for Dale Wayne Eaton last year doesn't foreclose the state from holding another hearing to ask a jury to sentence Eaton to death.
Johnson in 2014 overturned Eaton's original death penalty in the 1988 murder...
Having lost his appeals of his corruption conviction, former Lackawanna County Commissioner Robert Cordaro now hopes to win money from the attorneys he blames for his imprisonment.
In a lawsuit filed 17 days after a federal court denied his latest appeal, Mr. Cordaro claims attorneys William Costopoulos and J. Alan Johnson botched his defense, entitling him to unspecified monetary damages.
Mr. Cordaro, 55, and his co-defendant, former commissioner A.J. Munchak, 69,...